INVINCIBLE – The new UK Tour kicks off! (with Images)
The casting has been announced for the first ever national tour of Torben Betts’s INVINCIBLE which is directed by Christopher Harper. The full cast includes Alastair Whatley as Oliver, Emily Bowker as Emily, Graeme Brookes as Alan and Kerry Bennett as Dawn. The tour opened at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on 30 March.
Alastair Whatley most recently played Teddy Graham in the 2015 UK tour of Flare Path and Evans in the UK tour of Birdsong (Birdsong Productions/ Original Theatre Company). Emily Bowker recently appeared in Up Down Man at Salisbury Playhouse, the sequel to the internationally acclaimed Up Down Boy by Brendan Murray (A Myrtle Theatre Company/Salisbury Playhouse). Graeme Brookes most recently appeared in The Tempest (Teatr Modrzejewskiej/Colchester Mercury). Kerry Bennett recently finished playing Jess Cranham in the BBC One drama Casualty.
With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. One night, they open their doors to their next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art, class and culture collide, resulting in consequences that are both tragic and hilarious.
INVINCIBLE had its world premiere at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond in 2014 and transferred later that same year to St James Theatre, London receiving great critical acclaim.
The 2016 Tour will include Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, Hull Truck Theatre, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Gala Theatre, Durham, Stamford Arts Centre, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Theatre Royal Winchester, Exeter Northcott Theatre and Festival Theatre, Malvern.